Ready...Aim...Release! DXperience v2010 vol 1 Launched
We've wound up the coil tightly. You've seen the videos, you've read the blogs, you've even found the What's New documents. Now we're pulling the trigger.
You can download the first 2010 volume of DXperience from the DevExpress website right now!
Fire up VS2010 and blow the lid off your application development with brand new products and features direct from DevExpress.
No Room for Second Best ? Silverlight Controls Go for Gold
While the choice to focus development of the DevExpress Silverlight controls solely on Silverlight 4 was fraught with numerous thorny issues, the decision was ultimately based on a desire to provide Silverlight developers with a first class set of controls that would evolve and expand quickly, and necessitate a minimal number of breaking changes as we go forward.
Now that the Research and Development team have a clear Silverlight 4 focus and the solid foundation of the eXpress Presentation Framework to build upon, we can expect a sprint towards a DXperience suite for Silverlight developers. Already the layout and editing controls are heading for the winner’s podium with their latest set of improvements.
We’re keen to know what you think so give us your feedback and thoughts on the blogs and videos below.
Getting to Grips with New WPF Features and Controls
As work continues on the new Microsoft development platforms, our suites of controls continue to expand to cater for bleeding edge developers. DXperience for WPF is seeing some significant improvements, especially with regard to the DXPivotGrid for WPF.
The DXPivotGrid for WPF has been fully-released with DXperience v2010 vol 1, and the team have been working to provide “How To” blog posts and videos on some of the product features to support this new release.
Take a spin around one of the new additions to the DXperience family ? DXPivotGrid for WPF ? and tell us what you think.
ASP.NET Control Improvements in v2010 vol 1
WPF and Silverlight present exciting new opportunities for projects for us as developers, but DevExpress are making sure that improvements continue to be made to our ASP.NET controls for those of us continuing to make a living as ASP.NET developers.
Mehul has highlighted some of the latest and greatest features of the DevExpress web development controls, features that the team hope will continue to help you to improve your web-based user interfaces and design.
XAF Domain Components: What Can this Do for Me?
A technology preview of XAF Domain Components has shipped with DXperience v2010 vol 1, which is an exciting prospect for our diehard XAF users.
“Very cool stuff”, commenter Dave posted on Gary’s blog, “but this all goes way over my head”. You’re not the only one, Dave! Gary set about working with Amanda to create tutorials for the DevExpress Channel to bring our newer XAF users up to speed.
The tutorials are designed to help you. If there are topics you’d like to see covered, send us your ideas and tell us what we should focus on.
Enjoy Some Southern Style with Deep Fried Bytes
DevExpress have long been fans of Chris Woodruff and Keith Elder, the hosts of the technical podcast Deep Fried Bytes.
The great thing about Chris and Keith is that they are just like us ? developers in the field, getting on with it. They bring a real down-to-earth sense of reality to the content of their shows and the people that they interview. One of our favorite shows has been Staying Sane in Today’s Software Development World with Billy Hollis. Don’t tell us you’ve never wondered if it’s possible!
The shows are great, the hosts are great … and the current show supporters aren’t bad either! Add Deep Fried Bytes to your RSS feed and soak up their Southern style. Tell ‘em DevExpress sent you.
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